Mario has almost 20 years of experience in Telco and New Media, working for companies at different stages of the life cycle. After graduating with a Master’s degree in ”Technology Innovation Management” from Scuola Superiore di Studi Sant’Anna in Pisa started is carreer as Product Manager for Online Services for Video On Line (which later became Tin.it), the first italian Internet service provider, following the start-up phase and the acquisition by Telecom Italia. In 1998 he was part of the creation of Tiscali, first as Marketing & Communication Director and then as SVP Media & VAS, coordinating Tiscali’s pan-European activities in this area and promoting the creation of Tiscali LABS. In July 2006 he was appointed CEO of Tiscali Italia SpA. In January 2009 he founded The Net Value and scouted several successful start-ups such as Paperlit and Apps-Builder. In 2012 Mario was member of the “task force” established by The Minister of the Economic development to inspire the new legislation to support the startup ecosystem.